Tuesday 26 September 2017

Who needs Tinder when you have Tubs? The best Twitter reaction to the Late Late Valentine's special

A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Who needs Tinder when you have Tubridy?

Cupid took aim at Montrose as the annual Valentine’s Day themed Late Late Show hit TV screens.

A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda

The programme opened with a bang as Linda Martin and comedian Al Porter performed 1981 rock ballad Dead Ringer for Love - originally recorded by Cher and Meatloaf.

The 200 audience members also took part in the all-singing opening number cheering Al and Linda on.

A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda

Ryan Tubridy was playing the part of “the nation's wingman” helping lonely hearts find love.

Ryan described the ladies and gents in the audience as “single and salivating” and promised viewers the “most debauched and depraved” night on Irish TV - ever.

A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda
A real dead ringer for love - Linda Martin and Al Porter opening The Late Late Show Valentine's Special. Picture Andres Poveda

Things got off to a boisterous start with Al Porter telling the audience he walked in on Linda in a state of undress in the fitting room.

“I saw the full f***y and said ‘Why Me?’," Porter said jokingly referring to Linda’s Eurovision winning song.

He also tried to convince Linda Martin to kiss Ryan but sadly this didn’t happen.

The breakout star of last year’s show Deano returned to tell the crowd that despite many valiant attempts to bag a girlfriend, he is still single.

The ‘Shift Cam’ was a hit with the audience and resulted in several couples locking lips.

Here is the best reaction to the show on Twitter:

 

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